15 horses killed after fire erupts at Berks County training facility

( Crane Thoroughbreds )

Fifteen horses were killed when a fire destroyed a barn at a horse training facility in Berks County, authorities said.

Employees were able to rescue seven other horses from the flames, which erupted around 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Crane Thoroughbreds in Bethel.

Firefighters soon arrived on scene and found the barn engulfed in flames with heavy smoke billowing from the structure.


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No human injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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